who would accept a donated organ if there life depended on it, but isn't prepared to donate their own.
Thoughts? Should only the people who are willing to donate, be able to receive?
Does anyone not donate on religious grounds?
(I'm an organ doner btw, just wondering about the ethics generally)
...or some legs to the puss
When I was younger I wrote a short sci fi story about organ donations. It was about a couch potato who had abused his body then got a heart transplant and a second chance. He carried on abusing his body and the new heart so the 'organ retreival squad' came round and cut it back out again.
Gizzard Puke wrote (see)
How would people with diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis fit in KK? They can't donate but can recieve organs. You'd be suprised how many organs have to be turned down because the donors family state the organs can only go to a person of the same religion.
kittenkat wrote (see)
Well it's like the current advert says - if you are prepared to accept an organ then why aren't you prepared to donate one?
Gizzard - I'm not sure it has any legal binding once a person is dead and they are having to deal with the relatives, but I'm pretty sure that when I signed the organ donor register they were very clear that your organs had to be donated unconditionally. You couldn't have preferences or exclusions as to the recipient.
I'm sure we all have ideas of where we would and wouldn't like our organs to go but it is up to the medics. And quite rightly too.
(I'm an organ doner btw,
if you are prepared to have an organ you should be prepared to give em too.
who wants my lungs?
No kopite is getting my heart... cept Liverbird.. she can have my schlong too
I would be prepared to donate anything the medical profession wants*, after all, I'll have finished with it. It's a free and unconditional gift, you can't add strings.
* with the exception of my eyes. I know it's squeamish and uttterly irrational, but the idea of someone touching my eyes just freaks me out.
Womble wrote (see)
kittenkat wrote (see)(I'm an organ doner btw, just wondering about the ethics generally) What have you donated, kk? Or do you mean you're willing to be an organ donor?
I meant I'm a registered doner.
I guess the same questions apply to blood donation. I must admit that I wasn't a blood doner, through nothing more than never got round to it and then I needed an emergency transfusion.
Since then I've been willing to give blood, but they won't have it; and I did feel a bit guilty about all the missed opportunities for donation.
Crash Hamster wrote (see)
kittenkat wrote (see)(I'm an organ doner btw,mmmmm, organ doner <drools>
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